Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue.
National Day of Silence is a demonstration led by students. It is acknowledged around the world. It advocates for LGBTQ students.
LGBTQ stands for:
- L: Lesbian
- G: Gay
- B: Bisexual
- T: Transgender
- Q: Queer
On this day people agree to stay silent for the entire school day. People do this for two reasons:
- To show support for LGBTQ people
- Protest harmful effects of harassment and discrimination
This is because LGBTQ people are often harassed and silenced in school. The Day of Silence ends in a rally. At this rally LGBTQ people talk about their experiences.
The purpose of the Day of Silence is:
- To hear from people who identify as LGBTQ
- Advocate for more inclusion at schools
This year demonstrations will be virtual. To register click this link: https://www.studentorganizing.org/dayofsilence/.